Adiyan in India

Joshua Project has identified the Adiyan only in India

Population

30,900

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

At one time they migrated north to Karnataka, and they speak Kannada, the trade language of that state. Their name means, "those who serve." They are categorized both as a scheduled caste and as a scheduled tribe.

Though a sizable minority of the Adiyas own land, most of them cultivate the land for someone else. Between their poverty and their inability to save money, the Adiyas are usually dependent on shopkeepers for loans. They have a low literacy rate.

The Adiya people are most likely to marry one of their cousins, and their marriages are arranged by their families through negotiations. Marriages are solemnized at the bride's house. Her family pays for the wedding. As Hindus, Brahmin priests officiate at their sacred events. Though the Adiya people are Hindus, they worship family and village deities along with the usual Hindu gods.



People Name General Adiyan
People Name in Country Adiyan
Population in India 30,900
World Population 31,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Adiya
Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Tamil
People Name General Adiyan
Ethnic Code CNN23c
Country India
Region South Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution rankinging, )

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Malayalam (26,000) Ravula (2,000) Kodava (1,200) Tamil (800)
Kannada (600) Tulu (200) Telugu (200) Hindi (20)
Marathi (Unknown) Gujarati (Unknown) Oriya (Unknown) Bhili (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Malayalam 26,000 Ravula 2,000
Kodava 1,200 Tamil 800
Kannada 600 Tulu 200
Telugu 200 Hindi 20
Marathi 10 Gujarati 10
Oriya 0 Bhili
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1811-1968)
New Testament Yes   (1829-1995)
Complete Bible Yes   (1841-2004)
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Fathers Love Letter
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Following Jesus (India)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Malayalam
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Gods Simple Plan
General Got Questions Ministry
General Got Questions Ministry
Scripture Bible Gateway Scripture
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Scripture Bibles, Bible League
Scripture International Bible Society

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.56 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
99.37 %
Islam
0.07 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
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Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
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